Mirror with Handle Decorated with Braid and Wavy Lines
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E.
7 15/16 × 4 5/8 × 3 3/4 in. (20.1 × 11.7 × 9.5 cm)
8 × 4 5/8 in. (20.3 × 11.7 cm)
7 15/16 × 4 9/16 × 1/2 in. (20.2 × 11.6 × 1.2 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
Bronze mirror with handle. Mirror disk is in bronze with high percentage of silver. It is approximately circular although slightly compressed, ie, the width is of greater dimension than the height. Its surfaces have a golden sheen with some darker spots. The handle is of copper with the addition of silver and perhaps a little tin. The handle is surrounded with raised ornamentation; three vertical lines of a herring bone pattern alternate with vertical wavy lines giving stem impression of cross section being triangular. Base of stem undecorated and tapers to blunt ending. Lotiform umbel also of smooth plain surface and flanked in larger flaring petals.
Condition: Very good. Completely intact. Slight surface crackling on one side of disc. Of golden reflecting with some darker areas.
This item is not on view
Mirror with Handle Decorated with Braid and Wavy Lines, ca. 1539-1292 B.C.E. Bronze, 7 15/16 × 4 5/8 × 3 3/4 in. (20.1 × 11.7 × 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.639E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.639E_view01.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2022
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact email@example.com
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.